After beating Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday we are now among the favourites to go on and win the FA Cup for a second year running.
That is because although we were fairly convincing against lower league opposition the same could not be said for the other supposed ‘Premier League big boys.’
It started on Friday night when League Two side Cambridge United held Manchester United to a draw and a well earned replay at Old Trafford.
Then on Saturday, League One’s Bradford City came from 2-0 down to beat Chelsea 4-2 at Stamford Bridge and Middlesbrough knocked out 2011 champions Manchester City.
Then in the evening Liverpool, like great rivals United, drew 0-0 with a team in a lower division to them as Bolton Wanderers fought to a stalemate at Anfield.
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Yet even though we now look to be in a great position to emulate last season and win the FA Cup, Arsene Wenger is typically not getting carried away just yet.
“With yesterday’s results you would be a bit cautious. The cup is the cup – what you want is to focus on the next round to go through,” Wenger told Arsenal.com.
“We have a good experience from last season to know that every round is difficult. The most difficult games were not especially the expected ones last season, so let’s wait for the draw.
“Of course we’ll fight and we want to retain our cup but there’s too long to go to say [that Arsenal are favourites].
“I’m on the other side of the game. You always want to know what will happen and I always have to stop people from thinking what will happen because nobody really knows.
“We will be one of the favourites because I think Manchester United could go through and some other Premier League teams will go through. We’ll be amongst them but we cannot predict who will win it.”